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University of Nottingham School of Law PhD Scholarships

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The University of Nottingham School of Law PhD programme offers candidates an excellent research environment in one of the leading law schools in the UK. Each year the School accepts excellent candidates and awards most of them with a substantial amount of funding to support their studies. The funding offered usually includes both tuition fees and stipend. Scholarship awards are made on the basis of academic merit and the strength of the proposed doctoral research, and are available to students of all nationalities.

The School of Law is consistently ranked amongst the leading law schools in the UK and is a world-ranked centre for legal research and teaching. The School was recently ranked 41st globally in the Times World University Rankings for 2019 for law. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), the School was ranked 6th among UK law schools in terms of both research power and intensity.

We welcome aspiring scholars to apply for our PhD programme and become integrated with our vibrant and diverse research community, which includes world-leading research and teaching staff. As part of a Russell Group University, PhD candidates may also benefit from collaborating with scholars from other departments.

Details about the School of Law PhD programme, including information relating to the programme's entry criteria, can be found on our website:

Candidates can pursue their research in all areas of law in which the School is able to offer supervision. For more details see our website:

See also information about the School's research centres:
o Public Procurement Research Group:
o Human Rights Law Centre:
o Criminal Justice Research Centre:
o Nottingham International Law and Security Centre:
o The Treaty Centre:
o University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre:

Any PhD application submitted by midnight on 31 January 2020 will automatically be considered for this Scholarship opportunity; no additional funding application is required. No applications for the School's scholarship funding will be considered after this closing date.
In addition to the School's scholarships, the School also submits applicants to prestigious external scholarships. The deadline for these scholarships varies and applicants are encouraged to review the School's funding page prior to their application for further details:

If you have any queries, please contact Kobie Neita in the School of Law for assistance:

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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